The heating and heat your home are very important. This is why your HVAC system is constantly checked and you ensure it is properly working. If you don’t properly care for your unit, you can expect costly repairs and miserable living conditions. Here are some great tips to get you keep your HVAC system running smoothly.
Know the name and type of system you currently have before calling someone to fix it. This will help you give the new contractor any information they might need.
Clean your condenser’s fan and coils when the weather begins to warm. Clean off any leaves or debris from your external condenser unit regularly.
Clean the debris on your condenser unit. You never know when things can pile up, especially after a windy or rainy storm, and that can ruin your system. It could overheat and cause your system to malfunction by overheating.
Don’t let grass clippings on your outside unit. Aim your grass in a different direction away from the unit. This also applies when you are taking care of the leaves in the yard.
Lubricate the oil ports on your condenser at least once a year. You will notice these ports have a rubber or metal caps covering the ports. Use SAE 20 oil that is non-detergent and lightweight, and put 10 drops or fewer in each port, putting 10 drops in each port.
When it’s checked out, oil the parts that move, and they will oil all the moving parts. These simple things are going to allow your system to run its best.
You now see what you need to do in order to maintain your HVAC system. Don’t let it go bad on you by not paying attention to regular maintenance. Apply these tips so that you can keep it functioning properly.